Encarnita Ortega was born in 1920 in Galicia (Spain). At age 20, she met Saint Josemaría and discovered her vocation to Opus Dei: from that point on, she began to put her professional and human talents at the service of God. She worked for several years in the government of Opus Dei in Rome, alongside the Founder himself. Upon returning to Spain, she directed training initiatives for women and took an active role in activities related to fashion and culture. She died in Pamplona in 1995, with a reputation for holiness.
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Tomás and Paquita are a good example of the impact the spirit of the Work can have not only on family life but also on the running of educational institutions. Unity of life and fostering a family spirit are decisive factors for obtaining good results in the education of children.
In 1961, Fr. Joseph Escribano, then living in Canada, developed a mass between his lungs that showed signs of cancer. People around him prayed for his cure through Isidoro's intercession. When the doctors operated on him to remove that mass and get a more accurate diagnosis, they found no traces of it.